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4:26 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

A Different Horse Country: 'Herd in Iceland' Documents Annual Round-Up

For more than 1,000 years, Iceland has kept its indigenous breed of small, sturdy horse pure by prohibiting imported breeds — no re-entry for traveling horses, either. Icelandic horses roam free and wild throughout the countryside and the mountains all summer until farmers head out for the annual round-up, bringing the horses home for the harsh winter months. 

Try as I might, I can't picture herds of Thoroughbreds galloping wild through (a fence-less) rural Kentucky all summer. 

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